Ham Hayes

Ham Hayes

Retired from a career in systems engineering and IT, I live in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Bellingham, Washington. Besides photography, my hobbies include travel, birding, sailing and volunteer teaching middle and high school students photographic arts and storytelling.

Going back to my days in to college I had been a casual travel photographer using Nikon film cameras. In 2009 a birding trip to Costa Rica fueled my desire to photograph birds in flight, and that prompted me to get into digital photography. My equipment of choice is the Nikon D500 and a variety of Nikkor and Tamron lenses ranging from 10 mm to 600 mm focal lengths. For post processing, I use DXO PhotoLab 3.

I belong to two local camera clubs and have just joined PSA. I’m interested in developing skills in land/sea/cityscape, macro and people photography.